I’m beginning this week with another preview, this time of the Pandora Rose Autumn 2018 collection! This season’s Rose offering contains more regal themes, some intricate patterning, and delicate pastel shades. Many of the designs complement the main collection, and I’m sure there’ll be a few two-tone designs mixing silver and Rose pieces!
The collection will make its debut alongside the regular Pandora Autumn 2018 collection on 31 August. Read on for a full overview!
Pandora Rose Autumn 2018 collection
The Open Bangle is coming to the Rose collection, and it looks absolutely stunning! This would look lovely with a little Rose design on it, or to showcase a favourite Rose piece – I think a single silver bead (the Rose Crown perhaps) would also look stunning on this. It’s priced at $200 USD / $225 CAD.
The next offering is another padlock-style bracelet, priced at $225 USD / $250 CAD. The bracelet and its matching pieces look really nice in the Rose campaign images, but I think I’d need to see it in person to make a judgement on whether it was a bit gaudy/too bright for me.
There’s a matching Heraldic Radiance charm, too, priced at $115 USD / $130 CAD. The name ‘Heraldic’ suggests that Pandora were thinking of coats of arms with this design, an idea that’s pleasingly left-field but that still links to the overall themes of fairy-tales and the regal.
The Regal Key, which we first saw back in my Pandora Autumn 2018 preview, is also making an appearance in Rose, and this is definitely my favourite iteration of it. The delicate filigree looks so pretty in Rose! It’s priced at $55 USD / $60 CAD.The Iridescent White Glass murano is also coming out in Rose, and the contrast between the shimmering white glass and the Rose core is just lovely. The existing pink Pandora Rose murano is nice, but it’s great to have something more neutral to design with. It’s priced at $65 USD / $75 CAD.The remaining charm designs focus on heart motifs – the Sparkling Heart is a bit too sparkling for my tastes, but the pink stone and the Rose-tone metal is nice. It’s priced at $100 USD / $110 CAD.The Love You Lock is a nice all-Rose design, with the words LOVE YOU written at the very top. It will be $55 USD / $60 CAD.The United Regal Hearts is quite a contemporary, youthful design – it also looks like it’ll claim quite a bit of bracelet real estate. I’d imagine you’d want this as a focal point on a bracelet design. It’s $55 USD / $60 CAD.This safety chain is one of my favourites from this collection, priced at $115 USD / $130 CAD. We already have a couple of Pandora Rose-themed safety chains, but they’re both quite contemporary in style and I like that this one is a bit daintier. It already exists as as screw-on silver design, but this Pandora Rose version will have silicone grips. The Row of Hearts is also another design that works rather well in Rose, and instantly one of my favourite Rose clips. It’s always good to have some simpler options, without all the CZs, and this also serves to keep the price down – it’s $45 USD / $50 CAD. Finally, the Family Roots charm also gets a refresh in Rose, and will retail for $90 USD / $100 CAD.
Next on the agenda is the non-charm jewellery, with some lovely rings, and a simply beautiful Rose key necklace.
The Pandora Rose Sparkling Strand tennis bracelet is $150 USD / $165 CAD.One of the stand-outs of this year’s Autumn release is the Regal Key necklace, in which beautiful tendril twists make up a statement key design. This is really lovely, but pricey at $200 USD / $220 CAD.The Vintage Allure is more standard Pandora fare, priced at $125 USD / $140 CAD.The Regal Beauty ring matches the lovely Key necklace in its tendril detailing, but is a little more affordable at $55 USD / $60 CAD.The Enchanted Crown ring design first came out in Spring 2018 with pink crystals, but is getting a more dramatic look for Autumn with black CZs. It’s priced at $100 USD / $110 CAD.I like the United Regal Hearts motif best in ring form, I think, in which it has a bit more subtlety and elegance. This one will be $65 USD / $75 CAD.The Alluring Hearts will be $100 USD / $110 CAD.I’m not sure about the name of the Timeless Zigzag (it has less of a ring to do it than ‘timeless elegance’ somehow ?), but the ring itself is a nice, clean plain Rose design. It’s $55 USD / $60 CAD.Finishing off the rings, we have two more generic decorative designs. These are less interesting to me, but I appreciate that these probably have a wider appeal to more casual shoppers. The Vintage Allure ring is $100 USD / $110 CAD.
The Radiant Teardrop is $125 USD / $140 CAD.The Heraldic Radiance set gets a pair of matching earrings, too, priced at $100 USD / $110 CAD.The Alluring Hearts earrings will be $75 USD / $85 CAD.The Vintage Allure earrings will retail for $100 USD / $110 CAD.The Radiant Teardrops are a little more affordable at $65 USD / $75 CAD.
While we don’t see new characters with this collection, there are some pleasing additions to the core staples of clips, safety chains and bracelet options. As a Pandora Rose fan, it’s been great to see how Pandora has continued to invest in Rose and broaden its scope. My personal favourites are the new murano, the clip and the Regal Key pieces. Once again, the RRPs are a little eye-watering – I love the Regal Key necklace, but it’s out of my range. I do really like the Embossed Hearts safety chain, but the silicone lining means that it probably won’t work on my traditional threaded Rose bracelet, which is where I would want it:
The Rose Open Bangle is another beauty that I’m sure will prove popular. The padlock bracelet too is another fun decorative option, but I do hope that Pandora introduce some more traditional barrel clasp designs in future collections, as they are ultimately my favourites to design with.
What do you think of this collection? Do any make it on to your wish list?